- Big Bad: The drug lords.
- Chinese Laborer: The Chinese people who are murdered are packing drugs, in what looks like a sweat shop.
- Country Matters: Rizzoli is called the C word as she tries to get a sandwich after a hard day.
- Interchangeable Asian Cultures: When a Chinese woman hysterically speaks in Mardarin Chinese, a cop asks a Japanese-American cop to translate what she is saying into English. After the Japanese guy reminds him, he is Japanese and the woman is Chinese, the cop asks what's the difference.
- Oh No You Didn't!: Rizzoli takes great offence to people calling her 'bitch'.
- Sassy Black Woman: Rizzoli is played by Whoopi Goldberg.
- Your Mom: Rizzoli puts up with a number of vulgar, misogynistic insults from her male co-workers, but hits back with some Your Mother jokes.Cop: "What took you so long? Stop to pick up a sailor?"Rizzoli: "Yeah, almost had him too, but your mother beat me to it!!"
Film / Fatal Beauty